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Opinion

Public Safety Politics and the Even Election Reckoning

The votes have all been tallied and the red wave has officially folded in on itself, leaving even more blue shore than before in...

Planes, Trains, and the Only True Thanksgiving Movie

The holiday is a Chicago kind of event It is Black Friday in America. For those of us avoiding the mall like it’s our racist...
Police were out in force to barricade onlookers from a sweep of Weller Street in the CID. (Photo by Enrico Doan)

Policing Will Never Solve Homelessness, Housing Will

Even headed into a recession, the Unified Care Team budget for police-assisted homeless sweeps keeps growing. By the end of 2022, the City of Seattle...

Transit Trouble is Brewing in Tacoma

Planned transit bypasses downtown and threatens investments across the city. It is not too late for a reset. By virtually all metrics, a 15-minute...

Dear Council: Make Safe Streets a Priority and Keep Parking Enforcement In SDOT

Seattle is nearing its final 2023-2024 budget and some big decisions are still in flux. The Mayor’s budget puts parking enforcement back in the...

Dubicki: ‘The Crown’s’ Claustrophobia in a Box of Its Own Creation

There is a concept in television called a bottle episode. It’s where a show puts one or a few characters into a single location...

Sound Transit’s Board Needs To Act on Rider Experience Now

The Sound Transit board is asleep at the wheel. Riders can see it clearly when they venture onto Link. Walk into any station and...

What New Seattle City Council Districts Mean for 2023 Elections

The Seattle Redistricting Commission approved its final map for Seattle City Council districts on Tuesday, making no further changes from the map we covered...